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Tyneside MP shows she is dementia-friendly

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A Tyneside MP has shown she is dementia-friendly by taking steps to understand what it is like to live with the disease. Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell and members of her constituency team are now officially Dementia Friends after attending a special awareness session run by Alzheimer’s Society staff. The Labour MP teamed up with Continue Reading...

Catherine McKinnell fights heart disease by ‘ramping up the red’ in pop-up Parliament shop

British Heart Foundation - Ramp up the Red Feb2014

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, continued her support for the work of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) yesterday (4th February), when the charity revealed their first ever pop-up shop in the Houses of Parliament. Catherine met shop staff and volunteers to hear how BHF shops in Newcastle and across the country raise vital funds for Continue Reading...

Newcastle North MP learns more about Sainsbury’s Gosforth community activities

Catherine visits Sainsbury's Gosforth store

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, visited Sainsbury’s Gosforth last week (29th November), after being invited to hear more about the store’s upcoming community activities. Speaking to Sainsbury’s colleagues, she learnt about how the store supports their Local Charity Partner, ‘Peter Pan’, a social and recreational club in Gosforth for people with learning difficulties and Continue Reading...

Newcastle North MP backs campaigns of leading HIV and AIDS charities

Catherine McKinnell MP joins supporters of the Terence Higgins Trust

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has backed the campaigns of leading domestic and international HIV and AIDS charities, during National HIV Testing Week and ahead of this year’s World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day, now in its 25th year, is held annually on 1st December and represents a day when activists and people living with HIV from around the Continue Reading...